Joel with Christopher Seitz

Dr. Christopher Seitz (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) guides us through Joel. We discuss:

  • How to read a book (like Joel) that does not situate itself historically and temporally
  • The significance of the four locusts in Joel–the swarming locust, the hopping locust, the destroying locust, the cutting locust (Joel 1:4)
  • How Joel’s phrase “the day of the LORD” can refer to two days
  • The place of the nations in God’s future deliverance and judgment in the book of Joel

Relevant Works by Christopher Seitz

  • Canon and Prophecy: The Rise of a New Model for Interpretation. Mohr Siebeck, 2021
  • The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two Testament Bible. Baker Academic, 2011
  • ITC (International Theological) Commentary on Joel. T&T Clark, 2016
  • Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets. Baker Academic, 2007

Christopher Seitz Recommends

  • Music by Cory Asbury
  • The Ignatian Spiritual Method
  • Works by Elisabeth Elliot 


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This episode is co-sponsored by Samford University and the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Alabama Humanities Alliance, the National Endowment for the Humanities or Samford University.